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Old 07-19-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Residential Frig Question

We are moving into a new storage lot for our RV and for the first we will have full time power so we can plug the RV when it is sitting there.

My question on the frig should we leave it running or should I turn off the breaker to it? It will be in storage for at least 6 month this time before we have a chance to go anywhere with it.

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I leave mine on. Works for me.
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I leave our RR on a the time, but we use it at least monthly and usually more often. For six months storage I would turn it off and block the doors open for air circulation.

What type house batteries? If wet, you should check them monthly while in storage.
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I would shut it off and block the door open.

If you leave it on and someone knocks out the plug, you have a stinky moldy refrigerator.

Besides, residential refrigerators cool down in an hour or two after being switched on.
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Why not leave it on? It's made to run full time in the stick house.
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If storage power goes out does Fridge restart on its own ? Sure doesn't hurt to leave it off and ventilated.
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They are not wet. They are suppose to be maintenance free.


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I leave our RR on a the time, but we use it at least monthly and usually more often. For six months storage I would turn it off and block the doors open for air circulation.

What type house batteries? If wet, you should check them monthly while in storage.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:15 PM   #8
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Why not leave it on? It's made to run full time in the stick house.

That is what the guy at the dealership told. Just to leave it running. I wanted to find out what others do.
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We shut ours off and unplug it. Why subject it to wear and tear if you are not going to use it for six months?
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For that length of time I would shut it off, block open the doors, and make sure the battery(s) are fully disconnected from the converter.
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